Well before carving a niche in San Francisco's offense, Colin Kaepernick made a public statement that being a second-string quarterback for the rest of his NFL career wasn't acceptable to him.
"Trying to be #1 in a world that accepts #2" is the declaration that now appears alongside Kaepernick's Twitter account ( @Kaepernick7 ).
"It was something I did working out through the summer," Kaepernick told FOXSports.com after Wednesday's practice. "I felt the way people talked to me was like, 'It's OK to be No. 2 in the NFL, a backup,' and things like that. That's never been my approach.
"If you're going to do something, you're going to do it to be the best. When you step on the field, you want to be a starter. You want to be the person everybody looks to and says, 'If we need a play to be made, let's go to him.' That (Twitter statement) just summed it all up in a short phrase."
With the way Kaepernick has excelled in limited playing time this season, a starting role either with the 4...